Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We arrived to no snow, not one flake- but we had a frozen lake at our disposal. Endless possibilities. And we used it. A lot. We only have three pairs of skates between the five of us so we were not all able to skate at once. Yes, Ben wore mine. Scary, I know. For the record, they are too big for me and too small for him.
All the girls improved their skating ability and enjoyed it more and more as the weekend wore on. I impressed everyone with my Michelle Kwan spins. Not really, but they made cool patterns on the ice.
Ben invented a game on the ice. We call it "Rock". We are not so inventive with names. Just games. It's a combination of curling, shuffle board, bocce ball, and the like. It involves etching fours squares inside each other and finding 6 large rocks. At one point I wondered where he found the rocks. The neighbor's landscaping? Hmmmm. I chose not to ask and just enjoyed the game. We played in teams and just one on one. We played by full sunlight and bright full moon light. It was a hit.
Rocks, Skates, Ice, Good Friends and Good Food.
Oh, and our favorite canine companion.
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